The Assistive Technology (AT) Consortium is a unique partnership between HCESC and school districts in southwest Ohio to provide a cost effective means of meeting IDEIA AT requirements. Federal and state regulations specify that each public agency shall ensure that assistive technology devices (equipment) and services (evaluation, purchase, selection, coordination, training the child/staff/family) be considered (by someone knowledgeable) and provided to every student with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
AT Consortium members have access to a variety of services and benefits.
Conducting a Collaborative Educational Assistive Technology Assessment, which includes selection of AT tools for individual students;
Training your team in the customization and operation of the chosen equipment;
Training your team in how to integrate the technology in the classroom;
Providing ongoing coaching until your team feels confident.
Access to the Assistive Technology loan library which contains thousands of up to date low to high tech equipment and software. Equipment categories include communication devices, customized mobile devices and tablets, computer based tools, computer access adaptations, writing tools, switches, mounts, adaptive toys, and much more.
A variety of professional development opportunities.
The password protected AT website with equipment/software tutorials, tips and tricks for integration of technology, hundreds of click and print activities, web links, presentations, and much more.
Join the AT Consortium today! Contact Teresa Clevidence at 513.674.4568 for more information.